Victor Valdes has posted his first tweet since Manchester United signed Sergio Romero as his replacement earlier this week - and the Spaniard appears to be pretty happy, all things considering.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper, who has been informed that he will be sold this summer following a high-profile bust-up with Louis van Gaal, posted a photo of himself in the Aon Training Complex dressing room alongside the caption: “Feel Good ! Feel Strong ! Happy and Grateful for Training Session Today. Thank you God for Everything. #mufc”
Valdes might be putting on a brave face - or it could be a message to Van Gaal and Manchester United that he will only leave the club if he wants to.
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The Spain international, 33, has a year left to run on his Manchester United contract and is not obliged to leave Old Trafford unless he receives an offer from another club that suits him.
Valencia were expected to sign the experienced goalkeeper, but the Spanish club have opted for Australia international Matt Ryan instead.
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Valdes subsequently finds himself in a state of limbo. Left out of Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States after allegedly refusing to play for the Red Devils’ Under-21 side last season, and subsequently replaced by Argentina international Romero, Valdes’ career at Old Trafford is already effectively over.
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PSG offer £28.5m for Angel di Maria
In other Manchester United-related news, Paris Saint-Germain have made an opening offer worth £28.5 million for wantaway star Angel di Maria.
The Guardian understand that the two clubs are in advanced negotiations over a deal, but the Red Devils are demanding more cash from PSG before agreeing to sell the Argentina international.
Di Maria has angered Louis van Gaal and the Manchester United supporters after failing to board a plane from Argentina to the United States, where his club teammates are currently based, last weekend.
But United are not prepared to sell their world-class No. 7 for such a paltry fee. After all, this was the same player who cost the Red Devils a record £59.7 million fee less than 12 months ago.
Manchester United fans: how much should your club sell Angel di Maria for? Tell us by leaving a comment below!
Manchester United close to signing Pedro
And in more positive news for Manchester United fans, it’s understood that Barcelona forward Pedro is close to becoming your sixth summer signing.
Ed Woodward has given the green light for United to trigger the 28-year-old’s £22 million release clause, according to the Mirror, and a deal could be completed soon.
Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, held talks with Pedro’s agent before the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday.
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